Diarrhea Issues: Use Ancient Herbal Plants

When stools become loose and more frequent, you are certainly suffering the effects of diarrhea, which is usually the result of a bodily imbalance rather than a specific disease. However, diarrhea can alert a patient to a greater issue when a sudden attack emerges, such as a bacterial infection or bad case of food poisoning. In this article, you will encounter an herbal decoction, as well as a tincture to consider when you’re suffering ‘the runs.’

Diarrhea Decoction with Tormentil and Marshmallow

Not only do most herbal decoctions provide soothing relief to people suffering a bout of diarrhea, but also much-needed nutrition. For example, tormentil root is chockfull of tannins and also delivers a rather astringent effect. This ingredient also helps decrease inflammation in the body. Look for the marshmallow root to offer comforting assistance.


1 tablespoon of arrowroot
15 grams of dried tormentil root
10 grams of dried marshmallow root
5 grams of dried cinnamon bark
750 milliliters of water


Combine the arrowroot with a tablespoon of cold water in a bowl or jug until a paste forms. Next, simmer the herbs in the water for about 10 to 15 minutes. Strain the ingredients, followed by returning the liquid to the pan. Bring the ingredients to a boil. Next, pour the boiling decoction over the blended arrowroot, making sure to stir well. In a cool place, store the extra decoction. When taking this herbal remedy, pour an amount that fills a teacup for a dose taken three times per day until you notice your symptoms start to disappear. For some, sweetening the decoction with honey helps with taking the suggested dosage.

Bistort and Agrimony Tincture

The agrimony and bistort used to make this herbal remedy possess astringent properties and serve as a decent treatment for diarrhea.


25 milliliters of bistort tincture
35 milliliters of agrimony tincture
20 milliliters of marshmallow tincture
10 milliliters of Lian Quio tincture
10 milliliters of Jin Yin Hua


After making the individual tinctures needed for this recipe, mix them all in a dark glass bottle that has been sterilized. When preparing to take this remedy, combine 10 milliliters of the tincture with 100 milliliters of warm water. This is to be followed three times per day when symptoms have appeared in an acute phase. Follow this treatment for up to three days. If diarrhea persists past this time period, it is suggested to seek the assistance of a doctor.

When looking for other ways to soothe your diarrhea problem, consider the following tips:

·    If your gut seems inflamed, drink cups of strong black Indian tea that has been slightly cooled. Remember to forego the sugar and milk.

·    Inflamed guts often react well to meadowsweet tincture. Combine 2 milliliters of the tincture with warm water on an hourly basis , up to 10 times per day.

·    Create an infusion of agrimony to ease the symptoms of diarrhea, which you should drink by the cup about 3 to 4 times per day.